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Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

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Review Date: Sep 26, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,000.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp all the way to the corners! Built like a tank, yet it focuses firmly and smoothly.
Cons:
A little bit on the heavy side... but feels great on my 5D!

I got it just a few days before my trip to Japan last month. This baby was almost never detached from my 5D. It definitely put my 16-35mm L II to shame. This is the second high-quality L lens that I own after my 70-200 f4 L IS. Every shot that I took with it was quite a religious experience. The built quality of this lens is second to none. It is wonderfully sharp and gives very negligible distortions. The firmness of the focusing ring and the smoothness of the tilt/shift gears work like magic.

Words of caution: should you decide to adjust the tilt or/and shift, more than 6 degrees, make sure you set the aperture to f11-f16 to eliminate softness around the edges. Anything smaller than f16 won't have greater effects other than degrading the picture quality. Just read the manual that comes with the lens and you'll be fine.